Janine Jansen & Friends: Tchakovsky - Souvenir de Florence

Janine Jansen, violin
Vilde Frang, violin
Lawrence Power, viola
Julian Rachlin, viola
Nicolas Altstaedt, cello
Jens Peter Maintz, cello

Posted on Tuesday the 30th of September 2014 at 9:09 PM
Originally from bookmania
I’m always finding humans at their best and worst. I see their ugly and their beauty and I wonder how the same can be both.

Markus Zusak, The Book Thief (via bookmania)

Story of my life

Posted on Tuesday the 30th of September 2014 at 9:07 PM
Originally from ivanamydear
Let it be grandiose, but not pompous. Music must never sound pompous. It must sound noble, noble. That is the absolute character of music, is nobility, you see. Even popular music must be noble. Really. If it’s not noble then it’s not very good. It must always have the quality of nobility of music. You see, music is an art of emotion, of nobility, of dignity, of greatness, of love, of tenderness, all of that must be brought out in music, but never show-off pompousness. It is good for sometimes. Liszt liked to show what he can do. But Liszt wanted sometimes to show the technique. He would write things absolutely for the technical quality. But there is always music behind it – always. You play La Campanella and there is always music behind it; there is always a certain nobility, even if you show off.

Arthur Rubinstein (via ivanamydear)

I will always reblog this


I just laughed at this for a good 5 mins in lesson while my student struggled with ledger lines.



Seymour Joseph Guy [American, 1824-1910]

'The young prince and princess' from Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade.

Leopold Stokowski / London Symphony Orchestra.